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Kingsmere Open Space Mere

A bid to rewild part of a popular beauty spot in Mere has been turned down by the local council after what have been called ‘alarmist’ objections from nearby residents. Retired journalist Simon …
Wolfe Frank Mere

Hugh Wolfe Frank (1913-­‐1988), who was the Chief Interpreter at the Nuremberg International Trials of Nazi war criminals and a pioneer of simultaneous interpretation, will receive belated, but permanent, recognition as from 1 …
rubbish collection bins Dorset

The effects of the national HGV driver shortage, coupled with the continuing impact of the pandemic, are starting to be felt across Dorset Council’s waste services as collection rounds feel the strain, the …
cycling Bournemouth station

South Western Railway (SWR) has  announced the completion of six cycle parking schemes at stations in the Dorset area. As travellers return to the railway, and the weekly commute is reintroduced, customers using …
Dorset Police

Police officers are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to come forward following a burglary at a school in Shaftesbury. At approximately 3am on Tuesday 7 September 2021 entry was gained to …
Dorset police

Dorset Police are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to come forward after wooden fences were damaged by fire in Shaftesbury. Between approximately 7.45pm and midnight on Thursday 2 September 2021 the …
archaeology dig Common Mead lane Gillingham

Dorset councillors have rejected an application to build 80 new homes on a site off Common Mead Lane in Gillingham. The vote last month is a major boost for the local residents who …
Save Bay Persimmon

Dorset Council has turned down controversial plans to build up to 200 new homes in the Bay area of Gillingham. The developers Persimmon had hoped to construct the new houses at Windyridge Farm …
Dorset police

Police officers investigating a catalytic converter theft and assault incident in Gillingham are appealing for any witnesses to come forward. At around 10.45pm on Sunday 29 August 2021 a woman heard the sound …